Mar 24, 2009: Curried Oyster Stew

Posted by Adam James on December 05, 2014 5 Comments

recipe by request.


This oyster stew is a family favorite... with both Adam and Helena claiming credit for it. Probably it was a joint creation. Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 to 3 potatoes
  • 1 quart chicken stock (or enough to cover vegetables and make it soupy)
  • 1 pint Hama Hama Oysters, drained (making this stew with any other brand of oyster is guaranteed to ensure failure)
  • 1 tsp curry powder (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (ditto above)
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • salt and pepper
Procedure: Chop the vegetables to desired size (we prefer large chunks for the stew), and simmer in chicken stock until almost tender. Add oysters and season with curry, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring back to a simmer, and cook until the oysters' edges curl and they are plump and firm. (Depending on the size of the oysters, you may want to cut them in half.) Add coconut milk. Reheat but don't boil. Taste for flavor and add more seasoning if necessary.

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Comments (5 Comments)

Posted by Oyster Fan on December 05, 2014

Glad you like it John! We agree that it’s scrumptious. And so simple!

Posted by John Tanasse on December 05, 2014

Thank you for posting this recipe. Your oyster stew has been a weekend delight and of world class character for oyster and curry lovers like me. Ahhh, a match made in heaven, like chocolate and peanut butter.

Posted by Mike & Vicki on December 05, 2014

Had your stew when we were on our way to Friday Harbor earlier this month. Made it for the folks and it was fab. Making it today in Grants Pass Oregon ( having to use cod instead because the oysters we get can’t compare! )Looking forward to next years trip and more of your little gems. Continued success to you.

Posted by Oyster Fan on December 05, 2014

Let us know how it goes! I normally add extra cumin and curry, and I’ve been thinking about making it with basmati rice (as well as potatoes) and more vegetables.

Posted by Bruce on December 05, 2014

Sue and I will be at Frenchman’s Cove tomorrow evening for the weekend. This looks like supper material for Saturday evening.

As I gather some oysters off our beach at low tide Saturday afternoon, I will point them momentarily south to catch the good vibes of Hama Hama’s…..hopefully this will mean not a total failure!

Gotta remember to get some Coconut Milk……..


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